1937 Samuel 2016

Samuel Seymour, Jr

March 29, 1937 — November 14, 2016

Samuel Stewart Seymour Jr. from Cambridge, Maryland was known by many as Sudie. On November 14, 2016, he went home to be with the Lord. He was born in Cambridge on March 29, 1937 to the late Samuel Stewart Seymour Sr. and Bertina Cornish Seymour.

He was educated in Dorchester County Public School system. Sudie graduated from Maces Lane High School in 1956. He attended college for a brief period but later decided to enlist in the US Navy where he served for 4 years. He was honorably discharged. Samuel was employed at James T. Vaughn Correction Facility as a Correction Officer after his deployment. He always wanted to complete his degree. Prior to retiring, he enrolled at Delaware State University. He faced many challenges but received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work May 2004 at age 67. He then became a Social Worker at Whatcoat Social Services and was employed for several years. After a successful career in Dover, he decided to return to Cambridge in 2012.

Sudie became active in his community joining several organizations when he returned to Cambridge. He joined the Dorchester Lodge #223 and the American Legion Post 87. Sudie loved church and soon joined St Luke United Methodist Church here in Cambridge. Prior to returning to Cambridge, he joined the Elks in 1968 Dover and was a member of the Pride of Dover Elks Lodge #1125. He was also a Master Mason of Prudent Lodge 6 in Dover, DE.

Samuel enjoyed playing the drums, and during his earlier years he played in several bands. He also was the drummer for the late R&B Legend Isaac Hayes. He enjoyed playing basketball, pool, dancing, taking pictures, traveling to the different Elks’ functions, and spending time with his family and friends.

Samuel is survived by his children: James Saunders of Fort Meade, MD; Yolanda (Anthony) Johnson, Laurel MD; Parrish Woolford of Manassas, VA; Mia (Gelister) Brooks of Baltimore MD; Arnetta (John) Hudson of Palakta, FL; Angela (Darrell) Payne of Newark DE; Lisa Seymour of Newark DE; Joseph and Lenora Waters, Dover, DE and Samuel Seymour III (Melissa McClendon) of Dover DE; a sisters: Martina Cornish; 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Reginald Bowley; a daughter, Beverly Cornish, and a daughter in-law Darlene Woolford.


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